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China Southern Airlines Fined For Monkey Business

 

(PRIMATE TESTING/ANIMAL WELFARE) China Southern Airlines has been fined for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The airline transported over 1,300 monkeys into the United States without a license, giving the USDA the authority to fine them $11,600.The airline was also fined once before for the deaths of 17 primates while importing them into Los Angeles in 2011.Animal rights activists are unhappy with the small fine, calling for more action to finally put an end to the transport of these animals for experimentation. Read on for more on China Southern’s cruelty and sign the petition urging them to stop transporting primates. — Global Animal

 

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The Gulf Oil Spill: Four Years Later

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/ANIMAL WELFARE) This month marks four years since the disastrous BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Also known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, it claimed the lives of 11 people and had catastrophic effects on the environment and surrounding wildlife. The U.S. Government estimated the total discharge at 4.9 million barrels (about 210 million gallons). The spill continues to have devastating effects on wildlife today, with an estimated 14 species still dying at unprecedented rates. Read the full article below for more details. — Global Animal

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Canada Clings To Cruel Seal Hunt

(SEAL HUNT/ANIMAL WELFARE) Canada’s annual seal hunt kicked off on Monday despite widespread condemnation and a dying demand for seal products. A total of 34 countries, including the United States, Russia, and members of the EU, now ban imported seal products, but with the support of the Canadian government, the seal industry still stubbornly clings to life. Read on to find out why Canada continues to defend this barbaric practice. — Global Animal

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California Calls To End Cruel Cosmetic Testing

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL TESTING) California approved a resolution urging the United States government to take measures against cosmetic animal testing. State Senator Marty Block initiated the measure sponsored by several animal rights organizations, including Cruelty Free International. Actress Mayim Bialik, a supporter of Cruelty Free International, is thrilled about the resolution and hopes the rest of the U.S. will follow in California’s footsteps. California has been a leader in restricting animal testing, and the state’s success definitively proves it’s possible to use alternatives to animal testing in the cosmetics industry. Read the full article below for more on the resolution. — Global Animal

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UK Celebrities Call To Ban Circus Cruelty

(CELEBRITIES/CIRCUS ANIMALS) A number of celebrities, Moby and famous comedian Eddie Izzard, and politicians in the UK are uniting with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to help put an end to the use of wild animals in the circus. Prime Minister David Cameron has delayed the wild animal circus ban, which has caused circus acts in the UK to add wild cats to their venues. The bill was first discussed last March, and if the Prime Minister does not act soon they miss the implementation date of December 2015 may be missed. Keep reading to find out more about how delaying this bill is affecting wildlife. -Global Animal

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Sunder The Elephant Wins His Freedom

(ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL WELFARE) MUMBAI — After engaging in a 21-month-long campaign, PETA and its international affiliates have won the fight to release Sunder the elephant from captivity. On Monday, the Bombay high court passed a judgement in favor of PETA India and ordered the release of the captive elephant, who has been by his handlers at Jyotiba temple in Kolhapur for the past six years. Sunder will be transferred to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Bangalore, where he will finally be able to live a life free of abuse. Read on to find out more about Sunder and his famous supporters. — Global Animal

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A Wildcat Strike? Activists Sue Over Endangered Jaguar Protections

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and WildEarth Guardians are planning to sue the United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program for failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act. Instead of ensuring the safety of endangered jaguars inhabiting the southwest United States, the program uses lethal wildlife techniques throughout various critical jaguar habitats. Continue reading below to find out more about the little-known, ironically-named Wildlife Services program and how it’s responsible for the deaths of millions of wild animals each year. — Global Animal

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Sochi Pups Find Their Happily Ever After

(DOGS/ANIMAL WELFARE) With the world watching Sochi, Russia during the Winter Olympics, eyes fell on the city’s method of dealing with their stray dog population and many were outraged. The city hired exterminators to kill the dogs on a large scale, often with inhumane methods such as poisoning. Since October, the city has killed an average of 300 dogs per month. — Global Animal

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